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I have a macula hole in my right eye for the past 3 years. It is known as lamaral macula. Can anything be done about it?

I have a macula hole in my right eye for the past 3 years. It is known as lamaral macula. Can anything be done about it?

Lamellar mac. hole: A lamellar or partial thickness macular hole usually does not require treatment. It may cause some distortion or decrease in your best possible vision it can sometimes spontaneously resolve. Surgery is not usually needed as in a full thickness macular hole. You should be followed by a retinal specialist to get the best advice for your particular situation. ...Read more

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Macula (Definition)

Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the ...Read more


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Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Vitrectomy eye surgery if macula hole retinal detachment?

Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read more

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What is the macula?

What is the macula?

Central retina: The macula is the area in the center of the retina including the fovea, packed with cones, which receives and transmits the fine detailed vision to the brain which interprets it into the image we call vision. Without the maculr you could not read, recognize faces, and most color differences would be unrecognizable. Outside the fovea, the rest of the retina with rods sess larger objects. ...Read more

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Where is the macula located?

Where is the macula located?

Center of the retina: the macula is that central bulls eye center of the retina responsible for central crisp vision ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: macula?

What is the definition or description of: macula?

"Spot": Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the majority of your vision. ...Read more

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What is having blood in front of the macula?

What is having blood in front of the macula?

Blood centrally: The macular area is the central vision portion of the retina which contains the fovea and allows for the finest detailed vision. If vessels in this area malfunction (e.g. In diabetes) then b leeding can occur and the vision will drop. There is currently treatment for this so it should be evaluated quickly by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

What's the best way to treat macula degeneration?

Depends on kind: Dry macular degeneration does not have a treatment, though there are vitamin supplements available which help decrease the risk of progression. Wet macular degeneration can be treated with drugs or lasers depending on its type and location. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?

I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?

BCAMD: It starts around age of 30. Family members can also be affected so they should be checked. The dystrophy is not very well described because it is rare. But based on prior cases most preserve good day time vision but may experience night vision and color vision changes. The changes start a decade or two later, so the changes are slow to start. Continue follow up with retina doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula?

Anatomy: The fovea (1mm diameter) is the name for the central, most sensitive part of the macula (5mm diameter). The macula is the part of the retina involved in central vision including pattern recognition and color perception. ...Read more

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What is cornea, fovea, macula?

What is cornea, fovea, macula?

Eye parts: The cornea is the window at the front of the eye which focus light and allows it to enter the eye. Contact lenses rest on the cornea. The macular is the central retinal area of sharper vision and the fovea is the very center of the macula with the sharpest of all vision. ...Read more

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Who is the best surgeon to close a hole in the macula?

Who is the best surgeon to close a hole in the macula?

Retinal specialist: Macular holes (a defect in the center of the retina) are common, most often affect middle-aged women, and can often be repaired with restoration of vision. The proper specialist for this operation is an ophthalmologist specializing in vitreo-retinal surgery, often just called a retinal specialist. The success rate of surgery is good, and the post-op period may require some face down positioning. ...Read more

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Between the roles of the fovea and macula, which is most importnat?

Between the roles of the fovea and macula, which is most importnat?

One contains other: The fovea is the central point of the macula and contains the photoreceptors for you most acute central vision. They are both important, but the central fovea could be consider most important. ...Read more

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Do you know are between the roles of the fovea and that of the macula?

Do you know are between the roles of the fovea and that of the macula?

Subset: These are two overlapping anatomical regions of the retina. The macula is the whole portion of the retina containing the fine detailed receptive cells and is surrounded by a net of capillary vessels. The fovea is in the very center and is the site of the finest detailed vision. It is avascular and has no interior blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is the macula the same thing as the macula lutea in your eyes?

Is the macula the same thing as the macula lutea in your eyes?

Yes: Yes, the macula lutea (latin macula means patch, lutea means yellow) is often called macula for short. It is the central area of the retina which correlates to the central part of vision in each eye. Any ocular anatomy text can give you many interesting details regarding this highly metabolically active part of the body. ...Read more

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Is there a preventive treatment for macula degeneration?

Is there a preventive treatment for macula degeneration?

Not really: This age related condition currently is of unknown cause and origin. There is a relationship to smoking, so it is always a good idea to stop this. But no known surgery, or medication can prevent macular degeneration from arising. ...Read more

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Ischemic crvo 18 months duration. Good corrected vision, small pocket of macula edema.Suspicious area on fa. Nv.? Prp advised.Unsure what to do .

Ischemic  crvo 18 months duration. Good corrected vision, small pocket of macula edema.Suspicious area on fa. Nv.? Prp advised.Unsure what to do .

discuss with : Retinal specialist who can discuss advantages and disadvantages of prp, lucentis/avastin/eylea, or observation. Left untreated, ischemic crvo is a risk for neovascular glaucoma, but usually at the 3 month mark. ...Read more

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Is there a "mild" version of anterior PVR? (just as you can get "mild" (ie. non-PVR) epiretinal membranes vs. PVR membranes forming on the macula?

Is there a "mild" version of anterior PVR? (just as you can get "mild" (ie. non-PVR) epiretinal membranes vs. PVR membranes forming on the macula?

More info, please: There are at least 30 meanings of PVR as a medical abbreviation. Presumably you have in mind an eye problem of some sort. Best to re-post a new question that makes it clear so a knowledgeable physician is more likely to respond. (Personally, I haen't a clue!) ...Read more

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How dangerous is a burst vessel in the macula?

How dangerous is a burst vessel in the macula?

Usually is: The blood vessels in this area supply a critical, fine detailed part of vision. Bleeding can block this and can also disturb the vision by getting in the way of the light receptors. A burst vessel might also be a clue to the existence of other conditions such as diabetes, macular degeneration, leukemia, anemia and others. It should always be investigated by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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